Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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The Cosmetic Secret Weapon To Stress!

Late nights and early morning starts has basically been my life for the last 6 years. Whether i’m on the road heading out of town to work on a wedding, or i’m up late organizing bookings it’s safe to say stress can take it’s toll on me – especially in the busy season. Dermalogica are often sending me care packages of amazing skincare, but when this particular one arrived it

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Go Bananas For The M•A•C Fruity Juicy Collection

One of the best things about it being Winter on this side of the world, is that the rest of the World is then experiencing Spring/Summer. This of course means all of the amazingly fun and vibrant makeup collections start to roll out, which for me is like Christmas. The latest from MAC is all of the above, and more! The packaging is super playful,  and the shades of the

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Fresh on the block with theBalm NZ & a GIVEAWAY!!

The Balm is back at it again with these quirky and fun products, which are sure to brighten your Autumn. The first time I used The Balm was about 3 years ago and my gosh,this brand has just grown from strength to strength. Now stocked at Life Pharmacies and Unichems around New Zealand, it’s hard not to notice their super retro stands as soon as you walk into their stores. I

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M·A·C Makeup Art Cosmetics SS17 – Kabuki Magic

“The heart and soul of M·A·C Cosmetics comes alive backstage through the art of makeup. Our Artists, masters of their craft, create beauty looks that impact the runway. Now, M·A·C teams up with three makeup maestros – Diane Kendal, James Kaliardos and Kabuki – in collections reflecting their signature style. Learn from the best, then make it your own!”   What more could you want when it comes to a makeup

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M·A·C x Caitlyn Jenner

Out of all the M·A·C Collections I have purchased and received, I feel like this has to be right up there with the best. Not only because the products are so wearable for anyone on a day to day basis, but because I just feel like it is so well suited to M·A·C  as a brand. Most of us would have followed Bruce Jenner’s transition into Caitlyn Jenner, and for me

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Must Have Holiday Collection – All You Need To Know About MACxMariahCarey!

Mariah Carey is not only one of the most successful female singers to walk this earth, but she’s also known for her incredible charm and looks. So it’s no surprise M∙A∙C Cosmetics decided to collaborate with her for their latest Holiday Collection. This collection is absolutely stunning, I was lucky enough to receive one of the most amazing PR packages that may have ever sat so beautifully on my door

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A Sneak Peak Into MECCA MAXIMA before opening day!!

Today was such an amazing day as I was lucky enough to be invited to the Media Event for the new MECCA Maxima store opening here in Christchurch TOMORROW!!!! (17.11.16). The store is situated within the ANZ precinct opposite Ballantynes/ the Re-Start Mall, and is absolutely stunning. When we walked in we were greeted by the friendly faces of the amazing staff, Ellie the store manager and her team of

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Top 10 Beauty Picks For Spring!

We are finally in Spring wooohoo!!! Man I feel like this year has flown by. Athough, I am glad to see the cold dreary days disappear for another year – So I hope anyway! Because we are now into the warmer part of the year, it’s time to take a look at your current Beauty Routine & see what you could switch up. Being a Makeup Artist and Blogger means

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Hoola your way into Spring!!

As we are finally heading out of Winter and the sun starts to show it’s face a little more, it’s important we step into Spring the right way…with a healthy glow! Benefit recently launched  3 NEW products to their Hoola range, and I’m about to tell you how amazing they are. Let’s get you up to speed with the original Hoola, this bad boy is a cool toned bronzer that

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Guerlain’s Latest Skin Secrets!

Honey Nectar Lotion is the first Guerlain active lotion to be born from the exceptional repairing power of bee products. Like a true honey nectar, it infuses the skin with essential nutrients. The skin is instantly soothed and hydrated, and optimal skin condition is restored. I have been using this at night time for 3 weeks now, and have noticed a huge change in the smoothness, and overall appearance of

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